Community Cooperative Council on HIV/AIDS Prevention (CCCHAP)

The Community Cooperative Council on HIV/AIDS Prevention, or CCCHAP, is a community planning group that advises the Minnesota Department of Health on its work related to HIV prevention. Specifically, the CCCHAP identifies and prioritizes the populations in Minnesota that are most at risk for becoming infected with or transmitting HIV. They also identify the priority co-factors that impact each population’s risk of HIV infection or transmission. Membership on the CCCHAP is selected by and composed of community members who represent the cultural and geographic diversity of the HIV epidemic in Minnesota.



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For information related to CCCHAP meetings, contact Christine Jones at 651-201-4038 or via email.

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Minnesota Statute 121A.23 ‘Programs to prevent and reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections and diseases directs the Commissioner of the Department of Education, in consultation with the Commissioner of the Department of Health, to assist districts in developing and implementing a program to prevent and reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections and diseases, including HIV and HPV. Each district must have a program that includes: (three items of nine highlighted here)

  1. A comprehensive, technically accurate and updated curriculum that includes helping students abstain from sexual activity….
  2. A targeting of adolescents, especially those who may be at a high risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections….
  3. In-service training for appropriate district staff and school board members.
To view the full document, go to (click on HIV)
For more information, contact Amy Marsicano at 651-582-8393 at the Minnesota Department of Education.

Ground Rules

• Respect Each Other
• Raise Your Hand
• Slow Down
• Ask Questions/Clarify
• Clearly Represent Yourself
• State "Support" or "Opposition"
• Agree to Respectfully Disagree
• Lay Down Your Arms

Goals and Objectives of HIV Prevention Community Planning

(PDF: 192KB/26 pages)
CCCHAP Membership Application Form
(PDF: 47KB/2 pages)
CCCHAP Member Roster (February 2014) (PDF: 28KB/2 pages) HIV Planning Guidance (PDF 1.5MB/60 pages)
CCCHAP Attendance Policy

CCCHAP Reimbursement Policy

CCCHAP Overview  


MDH - Commissioner's Office

MDH - STD and HIV Section

MDH - STD and HIV Section - HIV Statistics

MDH - STD and HIV Section - STD Statistics

MDH - Community Engagement

MN State Statute about Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases mandated to the Department of Education
Attention: Non-MDH link

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention Attention: Non-MDH link

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) - HIV/AIDS Bureau Attention: Non-MDH link

Minnesota AIDS Project - AIDS Line Attention: Non-MDH link

Minnesota HIV Services Planning Council Attention: Non-MDH link

Academy for Educational Development (AED) Attention: Non-MDH link

National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) Attention: Non-MDH link

National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) Attention: Non-MDH link

If you experience any technical difficulties with these pages, please contact Kathy Melaas via email.

For questions about the STD and HIV Section, please contact us at (651) 201-5414.

Content Notice: This site contains HIV or STD prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Since HIV and other STDs are spread primarily through sexual practices or by sharing needles, prevention messages and programs may address these topics. If you are not seeking such information or may be offended by such materials, please exit this web site.

Updated Friday, 07-Feb-2014 12:52:51 CST